Mark A. Sater
  1. Associate

Mr. Sater is an associate in the trading and markets practice within Davis Polk's Financial Institutions Group. He advises on a wide range of securities and derivatives compliance, enforcement and transactional matters. His clients include major international banks, broker-dealers, clearing organizations, securities exchanges and other institutions.


Work Highlights

Mr. Sater has been actively involved in providing advice to:

  • Financial institutions and industry groups on the impact of legislative and regulatory reforms
  • Broker-dealers on compliance with federal securities laws and FINRA rules
  • Swap dealers and end-users on compliance with derivatives regulatory requirements under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Financial institutions on potential collateral consequences arising from regulatory and enforcement actions
  • Non-U.S. financial institutions on the extraterritorial application of U.S. securities and derivatives laws
  • U.S. and non-U.S. G-SIBs on the preparation of their resolution plans
  • Financial institutions on the impact and implementation of the Volcker Rule’s proprietary trading provisions

Professional History

  • Davis Polk since 2013

Practice Focus

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York


  • B.A., Economics, Indiana University, 2010
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • summa cum laude
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2013
    • with honors